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18
Nov
2014
be careful what you wish for

{originally published in 2012}   Do you ever secretly (or not so secretly) long for a different stage of life? Maybe you want to go back to being DINKS (dual income, no kids). Or perhaps you’d like to return to the days of one child instead of four. Or just possibly you’d like to experience […]

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no social media

{originally published in 2012}   Every year around Thanksgiving and Christmas time, a peculiar thing happens. In the secular world, advertisements for shopping deals become as numerous as political adds in an election year. We are told about this deal and that deal and how we need to “hurry in” before the sale ends. Crazy […]

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03
Oct
2014

Moms United

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moms united

{originally published in 2012) I have read many blog posts and articles recently regarding the “mommy wars.”  It’s the silly notion that there is a chasm between working moms and stay-at-home moms. Can I just tell you that it makes me sad and, more importantly, grieves the heart of God? Sister, it does not matter […]

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05
Sep
2014

4 Ways to NOT be a Jerk Mom

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parenting, Grace based parenting, family matters

  If you’re anything like me, you might have started your kids’ summer break with visions of vacations and day camps dancing in your head. It all seemed so full of promise- weeks full of lazy mornings and impromptu adventures. But then…   “Get upstairs and get your clothes on, NOW!”   Uh yeah, that […]

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08
Aug
2014

Love, Mom

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love, mom

Dearest Little One, There are some things that I think you need to know. I had dreams for you when you were only a flutter in my womb. I loved you long before I knew that you would have those beautiful dimples and that infectious giggle. I prayed for you having never laid eyes on you. […]

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08
May
2014
Mother's Day, gift ideas, Pinterest, Family matters

  Whether you have a mom, a step-mom, or a mother in law – these are some cute ideas we found and pinned to our “Family Fun-ness” Pinterest Board.   Enjoy!   Make a cute bookmark out of a picture film strip – mom can enjoy those cute and silly faces during her devotional or […]

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27
Mar
2014

Sacred Serving

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sacred serving

Lord, what can you do with me? I have four children, elderly parents and a house where something new seems to break every day. I do not have the time, the money or the energy to do big things for you. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Everyone, at some point, has had some variation […]

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24
Feb
2014

Waiting for Supermom

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Waiting for Supermom, Supermom, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

  Do you have a “Supermom” friend? You know the one that:   Has the answer for every parenting problem? Works out all the time (and always seems to have the energy for it)? Is always so stylish and put together? Chairs every committee known to man (and brings actual home-baked goods to school functions)? […]

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24
Jul
2013
fearless

Fearless is a series about women living fearless lives. The words fearless and courageous are used interchangeably, however I like the word “fearless” more. I’m not sure why, I just do.  A shortcoming of the word “fearless” is that it tends to communicate a lack of fear. So, what do I mean by it? To […]

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14
Jun
2013
Moms want to kiss away the hurt, Darcy Kimmel, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, Mother, Parenting, Firefighter

It doesn’t matter what age our child is, there are times when us Moms want to waive a magic wand and make it all better for them. There are the usual potholes of life that our kids have to deal with – hurt feelings, last choice for the team, overlooked for the part, break ups […]

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